Enugu state government is set to rehabilitate the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme, in a bid to ensure an adequate supply of potable water from Oji River, Ajali, and Iva water schemes to the Enugu metropolis.
The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has up till now awarded a contract for comprehensive rehabilitation of the aforementioned scheme to FordMarx Nigeria Limited, a dynamic multinational engineering firm providing a broad range of engineering services including design, supply, installation, and implementation of water and renewable solar energy projects.
The over US$ 1.5m contract according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources, Hon. Anthony Dubem Onyia has a six-month duration and it will boost the volume of water being reticulated from the 9th Mile Crash Programme Water Supply Scheme to Enugu metropolis and its environs.
Onyia also disclosed that the project has a two-year warranty and maintenance period by the contracted company.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Water Resources explained that the project is a network of 12 boreholes connected to a massive pumping station and a mini-treatment plant that will reticulate water to Enugu metropolis through transmission pipelines.
He revealed that the state government has commenced the bid opening and evaluation meeting for the new Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis. He further explained that the Okwojo Ngwo boreholes augmentation to Enugu metropolis, which is a network of 10 solar-powered boreholes, is a newly conceived design that will help boost water production and distribution to Enugu metropolis and its environs.
He added that it will equally augment the existing water schemes in order to effectively manage and meet the demands of the growing population of the Enugu metropolis.